The following was sent as a press release to Inven Global.
Netmarble, a leading developer and publisher of high-quality mobile games, has released a new update for the popular mobile action role-playing game THE KING OF FIGHTERS ALLSTAR. Today, for the first time, the King of Fighters franchise will crossover with Sega’s iconic Virtua Fighter franchise, Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown.
Players will be able to take iconic fighters from Virtua Fighter history into battle alongside their King of Fighters ALLSTAR counterparts and create dream-come-true teams. Akira, Pai and two Original Style fighters will be introduced in this update. And Sarah and Jacky will also be unveiled in the future update. The Original style fighters will feature graphics familiar to fans of the very first Virtua Fighter game released in October 1993.
EX Akira (Yellow Element/Attack Type) will have a Leader skill that increases damage dealt by Attack and Strike Skills, and a Special Skill that applies additional damage equal to a multiple of Attack power upon landing his Strike Skill, and grants the target a buff that make them immune to the Petrify effect, and ignore the enemy’s guard.
EX Pai (Purple Element/Defense Type) will have a Leader skill that increases basic Attack, Strike Skill Damage, and Attack Speed by a percentage. Pai’s Special Skill grants buffs to the team for a period after landing a skill against those who currently have the Abnormal Status.
Players will be able to acquire Original Style Akira for free as a login bonus, and will be able to awaken him 5 times by playing in-game content. Original Style Sarah will be available through in-game summons. Various content exclusive to this collaboration will come by this update including Collaboration Boss Challenge, Dream Match in which players can meet all fighters and mini racing games, and more.
This update will also feature several events:
- Collaboration Boss Showdown: A High-level boss attack mode that features Virtua Fighter’s Akira as a boss. As players complete more stages, additional rewards will be unlocked.
- Collaboration Dream Match: Fight in real time 3 vs 3 matches. Players will be able to use various Virtua Fighter characters, even if they don’t have them unlocked, providing a great way to see the collaboration in action.
- Jacky's Speed Racing: Players can enjoy arcade-style racing games and earn various rewards.
THE KING OF FIGHTERS ALLSTAR boasts fast-paced fighting action as players battle through waves of enemies, giant bosses, and rival fighter teams. The excitement is paired with cutting edge graphics, bold colors, and lightning-fast animations. In addition, this game features all of KOF’s classic fighters from ’94 to XV, with more than 130 fighters available to collect, along with more to come with seasonal events, collaborations with popular IP such as, SAMURAI SHODOWN, Seven Knights, and more.
THE KING OF FIGHTERS ALLSTAR is available to download on Google Play and the App Store in more than 175 countries and comes with support for English, Taiwanese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, Russian, and German languages.
For more information, please visit THE KING OF FIGHTERS ALLSTAR’s website. Also, follow THE KING OF FIGHTERS ALLSTAR on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Discord, Reddit, and forum on Netmarble.com.
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